tinker

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈtɪŋkər/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈtɪŋkɚ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(tingkər)

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tinker

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
v
  1. tinker with the [toaster, car, dials]
  2. tinker around with the [toaster]
  3. tinker around on the [computer, internet]
  4. tinker around in the [garage, lab]
  5. tinkered around [for hours, endlessly]
  6. tinkered away for [hours, days]
  7. tinkered around the edges (of)
n
  1. had a tinker on the piano
  2. gave the [article, program, machine] a tinker
  3. dated: made a living as a tinker
  4. UK, slang: is a [little, rotten, rude] tinker!
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